News & Events


Fr. Justin, Bishop Tom and the children at a beautiful Palm Sunday service

April 20, Friday

Join us for a Potluck dinner and conversation, 6 pm.

April 21, Saturday

Church school will be held from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

April 29, Sunday

Bible Study:  Fr Justin will lead a discussion of John 15: 9-17. This will be the gospel reading on Sunday, May 6th.

Pastoral Care meeting will follow the 10 am service.

May 6, Sunday

Rogation Sunday:
We will join Fr. Justin for a blessing of the gardens and then gather for a potluck luncheon.

Knitting Group also meets this day.

May 19, Saturday

Safe Church Training: Saint Peters will be hosting a safe church training from 8:30 to 3 pm. If you are an employee, participate in any ministry capacity  (including the nursery), or plan to participate in the coming year, this training is required. Recertification is necessary every 3 years. A sign up sheet is in the office. If you have any questions, please ask Father Justin.

June 22, Friday

Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop, 9 am to 4 pm at St Francis/Sacred Heart parish hall. Details to follow.

Announcements

Fleece Wraps:
The Knitting Ministry has put together a basket of fleece wraps to be used during services to take the chill out of our Spring mornings. They are located at the back of the church. Please return when the service is over.

Painting Party for the Guild Room!
Betsey Walton and a crew of dedicated parishioners will be painting the Guild Room in early May. Please contact Betsey if you would like to help. 802-447-1056.

Kitchen Floor cleaning project.
If you are able to help Nancy Sanford clean the kitchen floor please let her know, 753-7380. She would like to do this soon.

The Building Fund Campaign Sap Bucket is ready for your donation!

We are 6 months into this Building Challenge and we have raised over $3,000.00. Thank you to all who have already given as well as to those who have given the full amount for the year already. We humbly thank you and appreciate your dedication.
We are half way (6 months) through our challenge and have raised only a quarter of the $12,000. We ask that you prayerfully consider being a part of this parish wide Building Fundraiser Challenge if you are not already doing so. If you have any questions, please see Bill Hardy at church on Sundays or call him at home at 802-442-4075

Friendly Reminder In an ongoing effort to reduce costs,and maintain our metered contract with our copy machine provider, we are asking that the copy machine only be used for church business. Thank you for understanding.

Emily Kennedy and Collins Sennett are going to update the Parish Directory. If anyone has ideas or wants to help with calls to verify information, please contact: Collins 442 5278 or Emily 442 5300

Monthly birthdays will again be celebrated on the  on the first Sunday of the month starting April 1st, Easter Sunday.  Anyone who hasn’t signed up for these birthdays, please put your birthday and name on a card in the office.  There will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board, please sign up to bake for these Sundays. Blessings, Nancy Sanford.

The date for the 2018 Diocesan Convention has been changed to October 26 and 27 due to difficulties in finding a venue for the November dates. The Reverend Stephanie Spellers, is still able to be with us. The Hilton Hotel in Burlington will be the main venue.

Rector’s Office Hours ( Wednesday 2 to 5 pm) is a time when Fr. Justin is available without prior appointment. He may be called away in emergency situations and then office hours may be canceled. If possible please call to make an appointment.

The Bless Bennington project: The meditation group at the Unitarian Church is encouraging people in Bennington to take one minute each morning or evening at 9 (or any time it occurs to you) to extend feelings of gratitude, love and blessing to the town of Bennington.

Please use the compost bucket in the kitchen. All food scraps should go into this bucket and then it can then be emptied into the bin outside the kitchen door. Please help our Mother Earth by returning food to the earth!

Sunday School: Bring the children and have a great time with stories, crafts, lunch and more. Call Mary Gerisch at 379-6311 for more information.

The Freezer is Hungry
The freezer can always use more items. When you are making soup, stew, chili, etc., put one extra serving in a container, mark it with the date and put it in the freezer in the hall by the Parish Office. Remember that we try to rotate the food every six months, so it is important to mark the date. Other ideas are a package of hot dogs or hamburger patties and buns bundled together. Thank you to all who put food in the freezer.

Photo/Image Policy for St Peter’s Church:
The Vestry would like folks to re-read the church’s photo policy. Parents have to sign an “opt in” form in order for us to use children’s photos in print and on-line. Adults  have to sign an “opt out” form if they do not want their picture to be published. The policy and forms are on the bulletin board.

If you are Hospitalized
Because of the HIPAA laws, hospitals are not allowed to notify the Church of your admission. Please call the Church to let us know that you have been admitted to the hospital

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